| Jan 17, 2014
| 11:03 AM
In some ways, nothing speaks to the global impact of the Academy Awards quite like the international response to the nominations for best foreign language film.
The five nominees in the category are Belgium’s “The Broken Circle Breakdown,&...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 1:00 PM
It's easy to feel a certain fatigue as awards season drags along, with even the most dedicated Oscar-ologists tiring of talking about the same boiled-down pool of a few films. So this may be just the time to turn to the lesser-known quarters of the...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 6:53 PM
Italy‘s “The Great Beauty” won the Oscar for foreign Language film Sunday night.
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino, “The Great Beauty” follows a writer, Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo), who finds himself at an emotional...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
When plans for a Holocaust memorial in Berlin were announced years ago, German writer Martin Walser wondered how many monuments to shame his country would have to build. It was a telling sentiment for a nation that could not cleanse the past yet wanted...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Saying she was sending a message to any American who would consider traveling abroad to sexually exploit children, a federal judge on Friday sentenced a retired U.S. Marine captain convicted of having sex with young girls in Cambodia to life in prison....
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:13 PM
In 2008, several scared and hesitant young Cambodian girls stood before U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer to tell her what Michael Joseph Pepe had done to them.
"Please don't allow this to happen again," one pleaded in a barely audible voice. "Thank...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:54 PM
It's good to welcome back to the big screen "The Missing Picture," one of the five foreign language Oscar nominees, a personal and unexpected documentary that mixes media in an unusual way to very potent effect. Directed by Rithy Panh, "Missing Picture"...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 8:06 PM
Hundreds of marchers stood at the ready in Long Beach's Cambodia Town on Sunday morning, little girls twirling parasols and men and women in bright traditional dress, sitting in horse-drawn carriages.
There was an air of anticipation as thousands of...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:11 AM
It remains to be seen whether the United States Congress can muster the responsibility and will to do what is right and achieve comprehensive immigration reform this year. Republican leadership in the House of Representatives continues to hold immigration...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:46 AM
If you've ever been to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, you may recall the installation that tracks the rise of the Third Reich in Germany. One of the early scenes depicts an outdoor cafe in Berlin in the early 1930s where customers talk casually...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:27 PM
There's a pizza restaurant in Vancouver where you can munch on a pizza while you vape some weed. And if you're looking for an even bigger high, you can order pot as a pizza topping.
Mega Ill Pizzaria [sic] Cafe let's you add pot to your pizza for $10....